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Xiyue Wang

Princeton University student detained by Iran

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Xiyue Wang is an American citizen who has been imprisoned in Iran since 2016 after being accused of espionage. A PhD candidate in the Department of History at Princeton University, on 8 August 2016, he was arrested in Iran on charges of espionage while he was conducting research on the Qajar dynasty. It was alleged that he sought access to confidential areas of Tehran libraries, paid thousands of dollars for access, and recorded 4,500 pages of digital documents. In July 2017, he was sentenced to ten years in prison by Iran. In response to the sentencing, the United States Department of State released a press statement saying "The Iranian regime continues to detain US citizens and other foreigners on fabricated national-security related changes."


U.S. hopes U.S. citizen's release means more progress possible with Iran

The United States is hopeful that the release of U.S. citizen Xiyue Wang by Iran will lead to the freeing of other Americans held there and is a sign Tehran is willing to come to the table to talk..
Reuters - Published

Iranian, American freed in prisoner swap

iranian, american freed in prisoner swap
Tehran: An Iranian held in the US and an American held in Iran have been freed, the two sides said Saturday, in an apparent prisoner swap at a time of heightened tensions. Tehran announced the release..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Videos for Xiyue Wang

Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held Iranian scientist [Video]Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held Iranian scientist

US releases Massoud Soleimani in exchange for Xiyue Wang in swap of prisoners after months of tensions.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:00Published


Iran releases American student Xiyue Wang, held for 3 years, in prisoner swap

An American graduate student who has been held prisoner in Iran for more than three years was released on Saturday, the White House said. - Published

In Prisoner Swap, Iran Frees American Held Since 2016

Xiyue Wang was a graduate student at Princeton who had been sentenced to 10 years in prison on two charges of espionage that U.S. officials have called groundless. - Published

Wife of Xiyue Wang speaks of imprisoned husband in Iran

CBS News spoke to the wife of Princeton University scholar who was imprisoned in Iran since his arrest three years ago. Xiyue Wang is one of at least five Americans held in Iran. Efforts to free Wang..
CBS News - Published

Wife of Iran hostage fights for his release

For three years, Xiyue Wang's wife has fought for her husband's release and insists he's not a spy
CBS News - Published

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